Researching from home? Use the VPN Links below to access our databases. Instructions on connecting from off-campus should be followed - for additional information, consult with OIT at 949-824-2222
Software VPN - strongly urge you to rely upon this method if you use the same computer all the time - less hiccups and complications
It is important to substantiate ideas with informed data that can be cited and referenced. There are many different sources of data from federal, state, county, local, regional & municipalities:
1. census or demographic - we have just launched the 2020 census conducted every decade. Population of residents informs civic priorities such as legislative representation, funding appropriations from federal, state & local governments.
3. housing & homelessness
5. environmental impact
and many other indicators.
Please contact me for specific information about what you are seeking and consult Social Science Data Guide
This quarter you will work on your capstone projects for this class. Even though you are working remotely, access to the information sources should remain the same and you should be able to access all our databases and the great majority of journal literature from wherever you currently are. Please make sure that you are using the VPN in Full mode to gain access. The challenges you may have is working together and I have some hints in this guide for that. I am available for a zoom conference call / research consultation either with individual students or groups. Please just send me an eMail indicating a couple of times that work for you and I will confirm.
This guide directs you to resources for each project proposal on the Assignments Tab. It also suggests some research strategies. There are some data sets that you may want to review, study and apply. Also, you may want to look at some local government sources and consider using GIS to map and identify geo-locations where the condition you are studying is most relevant in a given city, zip code range, neighborhood, etc.
If there is additional content that you need please let me know.
Some hints for achieving success iin group projects: